Prince Narula is back on reality TV, but this time as a judge.
Life has come full circle for model-turned-reality show winner Prince Narula. He will be seen as a judge on the current season of MTV Roadies — the reality TV series he was part of as a contestant last year. After winning the MTV Roadies X2 title, he went on to win two other reality shows — MTV Splitsvilla 8, and Bigg Boss 9 — back-to-back. He says, “I can add my profession as a ‘reality show winner’ in my resume.”
His new Roadies stint — MTV Roadies X4 — is all the more special because he was named for the part by Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar, who had judged Narula in the last edition. “When Kumar told the MTV team that he is busy with his sports schedule and won’t be able to judge the show, everyone told him ‘you take care of your game, we will take care of the show’. I was not part of the audition rounds, but I will be seen in upcoming episodes,” says the Chandigarh boy.
Kumar’s decision was backed by MTV Roadies winner-turned-judge Rannvijay Singh. That’s because Singh had mentored Narula in the last season, so he knew the latter fit the bill.
The current judging panel includes actors Neha Dhupia, and Karan Kundra, besides Singh and Narula. We asked Narula what he is going to assess the contestants on, and he says, “Their 100 per cent commitment to the game, team spirit, and love for the Roadies title. I always wanted to win the title, because so many youngsters look up to us as youth icons.”
Any tips for surviving the reality TV show grind? “100 per cent commitment. That’s what I have done,” says Narula, who first shot to fame as the second runners-up of Mr Punjab 2014 model hunt.
You will get to see more of Narula on TV, as he’s also taken up two acting assignments — one is a love story on MTV, and the second is on &TV.
Saturday, 7 pm on MTV
— Barkha Kumari